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A rooftop pool for Notre-Dame? Firm floats idea for restoring cathedral

Ulf Mejergren Architects was behind the proposal to build a cross-shaped swimming pool on the cathedral rooftop.
Ulf Mejergren Architects was behind the proposal to build a cross-shaped swimming pool on the cathedral rooftop. PHOTO: WORLD ARCHITECTURE/TWITTER

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A giant rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views of Paris.

Sounds like a cool idea? But what if the pool sits atop one of France's greatest national monuments - the Notre-Dame cathedral, no less?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 19, 2019, with the headline 'A rooftop pool for Notre-Dame? Firm floats idea for restoring cathedral'. Print Edition | Subscribe